- Aminu Ibrahim
Miss Dumba'22: Who wears the crown tonight
The prestigious Miss Dumba Beauty Contest, a Pelbip Events reality show under the auspices of the Overlord of the Wala Traditional Area, which is expected to culminate in the crowning of a Dumba queen at the climax of this year's Dumba Festival, has narrowed to its final stage and a queen expected to be crowned.
Five out of an initial 12 contestants who passed auditions and later nine contestants appearing on stage, have remained through the various stages of the contest.
The stipulated 10-week-long event had to suffer unavoidable breaks due to security disturbances in town.
Upon bracing the odds, the event has come to its final and concluding stage for a queen to be crowned.
The contest lies within the five contestants who have demonstrated great prowess all through to this stage.
The question many ask and cannot wait to be answered later tonight is, "who wears the crown?"
Could it be Asin-ma?
Jessica Abatanie Asin-ma hails from Kaleo in the Nadowli-Kaleo district. She has put impressive performances all through the contest, winning six awards out of eight performances. She has won Star Performer on four occasions, and Most Eloquent and Best Costume, one apiece.
Could it also be Ayisha?
Ayisha Iddrisu is the sensation from Bulenga in the Wa East district. She has pulled sterling performances all through the content, winning Star Performer on two occasions and Most Eloquent on a single occasion.
Could also be Ngmennasong?
Paulina Ngmennasong who hails from Wogu in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa (DBI) district prides great oratory skills on stage. Her strong command of language and eloquence has won her Most Eloquent award on four occasions. She also won Star Performer and Best Costume, one apiece. She has been the record keeper on winning two awards on a single night – Star Performer and Most Eloquent. She has 6 awards to her name, in all.
Could it be Torikuubu?
Riyanat Iliyasu Torikuubu hails from Wa Nayiri and has kept enthralling performances all through the contest. She has won the prize for Star Performer on a single occasion as well as Most Eloquent.
Or could it be Tuurosung?
Hadiat Sufyan Tuurosung who also hails from Wa Nayiri has been impressive on stage. She has won on two occasions the award for Best Costume.
Asin-ma and Ngmennasong seem to be on equal footing with each winning six awards, from six night and five night performances respectively.
While Asin-ma won Star Performer on four occasions together with Most Eloquent and Best Costume, Ngmennasong also won Most Eloquent on four occasions together with Star Performer and Best Costume; the latter won two awards on a single night.
Ayisha also won three awards, half that of Asin-ma and Ngmennasong. She won Star Performer twice and Most Eloquent once.
Torikuubu and Tuurosung won two awards apiece. While Torikuubu won Star Performer and Most Eloquent prizes, Tuurosung won Best Costume a double.
Tonight, at the grand finale, the question of who wears the crown will be answered.